Writing is a very difficult activity at the grade one level.
* The children must use all of their knowledge of letter names and sounds to sound out words they are trying to print.
* At home, help your child sound out words by saying each individual sound slowly and carefullly.
* They must then match a letter to each sound they hear.
* Practice is the key to improving knowledge and confidence. (e.g. Inventive spelling for boat: Say the sounds in boat–b-o-t. Printing boat would look like–bot.)